Australia's cabinet Friday authorized the deployment of special forces and military airstrikes to tackle the Islamic State organization in Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said.
Australia has ordered an inquiry into claims of sexual misconduct by staff at a refugee camp in Nauru, including whether the reports were fabricated by aid workers, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said Friday.
Australian military jets are to join in the U.S.-led air war against the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq, conducting refueling and support missions, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Wednesday.
One man was arrested in counterterrorism raids in the Australian city of Melbourne on Tuesday after police said he provided money to a U.S. citizen fighting alongside extremists in Syria.
Australia on Monday ruled out sending doctors to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak there because of logistical problems in repatriating any Australian who became infected with the deadly virus.
Australia's Immigration Minister Scott Morrison on Saturday defended the government's plan to transfer refugees to Cambodia, saying the program would start small but be a long-term arrangement.1 Comment
Remnants of volcanoes, towering ridges and deep trenches have been discovered on the seabed of the southern Indian Ocean by experts mapping the underwater terrain as part of the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.
Australian tycoon Clive Palmer's Mineralogy on Friday served a notice on Chinese-owned CITIC Pacific to terminate its mining rights to a multibillion-dollar iron ore project in the latest clash between the two firms.
Australia confirmed Thursday it will sign an asylum-seeker resettlement deal with Cambodia in a move slammed by human rights groups as violating its international obligations.
Police have shot dead a “known terror suspect” who stabbed two officers, a day after the Islamic State group called for Muslims to indiscriminately kill Australians, officials said Wednesday.
Former Australian leader John Howard has said he was embarrassed that the U.S. intelligence on weapons of mass destruction he used to send troops to Iraq in 2003 proved to be unfounded.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday warned Australians fighting with extremists in the Middle East they face lengthy jail terms if they return home as the government tightens counter-terrorism laws.
Finance chiefs from G-20 nations said Sunday that they can overcome geo-political tensions and financial risks to achieve an extra combined 1.8 percent growth under reforms agreed among member nations.
A tipsy goose hunter said Saturday he lived to tell the tale of being attacked by a two-meter-long crocodile in northern Australia after poking the beast in the eye.